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Metaphor and Belief in The Faerie Queene

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rufus Wood
    Pages 28-75
  3. Rufus Wood
    Pages 76-126
  4. Rufus Wood
    Pages 127-180
  5. Rufus Wood
    Pages 181-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-233

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Rufus Wood contextualizes his study of The Faerie Queene through an initial discussion of attitudes towards metaphor expressed in Elizabethan poetry. He reveals how Elizabethan writers voice a commitment to metaphor as a means of discovering and exploring their world and shows how the concept of a metaphoric principle of structure underlying Elizabethan poetics generates an exciting interpretation of The Faerie Queene. The debate which emerges concerning the use and abuse of metaphor in allegorical poetry provides a valuable contribution to the field of Spenser studies in particular and Renaissance literature in general.


English literature poetics poetry Renaissance

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